Chris Dintaman
Geological Research at the IGS

Database of Industrial Mineral Producers in Indiana

Status Start Date End Date Locations
completed Jan 2, 2015 Dec 31, 2016 All Counties
Director: Kathryn Shaffer
Other Researchers: Douglas Anderson, Chris Dintaman
Funding: Indiana University - Indiana Geological & Water Survey
Issue: Some IGS geologists, academia, government employees, geologic consultants, and the general public need to know where industrial mineral producing sites are and how to contact them.
Objective: To produce a database of industrial minerals mines in the state and keep it up to date on a quarterly basis.
Approach: Start with known operations. Check activity against Mine Safety and Health Administration records, Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association records, Business Division of the Indiana Secretary of State, and other public records. Also check those records for new operations. Make phone calls to companies for which public information is not available, or is unclear.
Products: A database of active industrial mineral producers to be published on the IGS Website.
Benefits: Geologists, and others, will know where active mines are and how to contact them. The location information will be used eventually to update the layer of active mines in IndianaMap.

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